This species is restricted to one hillside at 1,840-2,070m asl on Cerro Cantagallo in Honduras. There is no other suitable habitat nearby, and so the species is unlikely to occur elsewhere.
Habitat and Ecology
It is arboreal, living in bromeliads in a tiny patch of cloud forest in an agricultural area. It presumably breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.
It is relatively abundant in a tiny area of not much more than 100ha. Searches in the only known locality during July 2007 failed to locate the species, although this does not necessarily mean that the species was absent (Franklin Castañeda pers. comm. 2007).
The major threat to the species is clearance of its remaining forest habitat for subsistence farming, and the collection of bromeliads. Some habitat was still at the site in July 2007, however this has been reduced further since the previous conservation assessment (Franklin Castañeda pers. comm. 2007).
The remaining habitat is a watershed reserve, but this is not managed for biodiversity conservation, and the habitat is subject to high rates of disturbance. Improved management and protection of this area is urgently needed.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2 and its Area Of Occupancy is less than 10km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Cerro Cantagallo.
Cruz, G., Wilson, L.D., McCranie, R. & Castañeda, F. 2008. Bolitoglossa carri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T59143A11889180. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T59143A11889180.en